The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 415
Chapter 415: Agriculture
Wang Hao shook his head as he remembered some of the things that happened after he gained the position as one of the Underworld Prince.
6 Months ago in the Underworld Realm. After he managed to clinch the status as the Underworld Prince, Wang Hao thought that he, Huo Huangdi, and Jieshu will be brought to meet some of the powerful descendants of the Yama.
But who could have thought that they will be actually brought in front of the 10 Underworld Ministers!
These Underworld Ministers were the most powerful subordinates of the Yama, and they were given the Minister Positions because of their strength! They were way stronger than the 72 Prefecture Lords in the Underworld, as the 10 Underworld Ministers were all hand-picked by the Yama himself! Because of their great status, there was actually no one in the Underworld who knew about the real strength of the Underworld Ministers. But everyone has the consensus that none of the Underworld Ministers had a strength less than the 7th Stage!
And Wang Hao was brought in front of them! At that time Wang Hao was also slightly nervous as he imagined what could the Underworld Ministers want with him.
Wang Hao knew that with his current strength at that time, he only had around 50% chance of surviving, as there are attacks wielded by Seventh Stage Practitioners that cannot be blocked by Wang Hao’s current power. Well if worse comes to worse, he will risk burning his bloodline and cultivation to use his Space-Time Gyroscope to escape.
But Wang Hao’s worries were unfounded as the 10 Underworld Ministers told that Wang Hao, Huo Huangdi, and Jieshe were brought here because it is the time of the 10 Underworld Ministers to choose the Underworld Prince that they will support! Since Wang Hao had just arrived in the Underworld for a day, he was still not acquainted on what happens once the 3 Underworld Princes were chosen. This confusion on his face was seen by everyone, so Jieshu kindly explained things to him.
As it turns out, the final trial to choose the Yama Successor required Wang Hao, Huo Huangdi, and Jieshu to have 3 things in them. These 3 things were souls of recently deceased people, a follower from the Material Universe who should still be alive, and lastly, the support of at least 1 Underworld Minister! If they lack even just one of these 3 things, winning the final trial will be impossible!
When Wang Hao heard these requirements at that time, he already decided that he will use Fang Lin as the follower, while the matter of souls can be dealt by him once he goes back at the Planet Thrae. As for the support of the Underworld Ministers, that thing will be given to the Underworld Princes right now! Wang Hao, Huo Huangdi, and Jieshu meeting the Underworld Ministers right now was done for this purpose! According to what Jieshu said, they were brought in front of the Underworld Ministers because the Underworld Ministers will personally choose the Underworld Prince that they will support.
At that time, Wang Hao smiled smugly, looking at the 10 Underworld Ministers in front of him.
There were 3 Underworld Princes and there were 10 Underworld Ministers. Even if Wang Hao was disliked in the Underworld, there is a chance that around 3 Underworld Ministers will follow him. But reality proved to be Wang Hao’s enemy as his expectations were totally shattered.
After a period of deliberation, the 10 Underworld Ministers started to give their choices. 5 Underworld Ministers decided to support Jieshu. 4 Underworld Ministers decided to support Huo Huangdi. As for Wang Hao? Pfft, what was left for him was the remaining Underworld Minister.
And to make it worse, it looked like that the Underworld Minister who ‘supported’ Wang Hao seemed to be not that enthusiastic about supporting Wang Hao! That made Wang Hao realize one thing.
These Underworld Ministers must have wanted to only support Jieshu or Huo Huangdi, even if they saw what happened in the trial earlier. After all, even if Wang Hao was extremely talented, there is also the fact that he killed on of the bloodline descendants of the Yama.
All the Underworld Ministers were fiercely loyal to the Yama, thus they also treat any of the Yama’s bloodline descendants with care. Wang Hao killing one of these descendants surely brought a bitter taste in the Underworld Ministers.
If it was not for the Yama’s rules before, these Underworld Ministers could have already attacked Wang Hao! With that reason, none of the Underworld Ministers were willing to support Wang Hao.
But they cannot ignore Wang Hao entirely as if they did that, Wang Hao would not be able to join the final trial anymore. That will be violating the Yama’s rules, so the Underworld Ministers has to make sure that Wang Hao can join final trial.
As such, the Underworld Ministers reached a consensus that they will let 1 Underworld Minister to support Wang Hao. That way, Wang Hao can still join the final trial.
The Underworld Minister that ‘supported’ Wang Hao was the Minister of Agriculture. After hearing that name, Wang Hao resisted the urge to cry. Minister of Agriculture? In the Underworld, agriculture is not even worth s**t! There is no need for the denizens in the Underworld to eat, so something like agriculture is not needed! Even things like pills in the Underworld does not requires plants to be created.
There is a unique alchemical method in the Underworld which only relies on death energy, rendering the plants useless on pill creation. If agriculture was done in the Underworld, it must have been only done for things like pretty flowers or something around that line.
Wang Hao shook his head inwardly, realizing that this position must have been created as an honorary position, given to the weakest of the Underworld Ministers! That seems to be the case, as Wang Hao could vaguely sense that the Minister of Agriculture was the weakest out of the 10 Underworld Ministers. Compared to some of the Underworld Minister who chose Jieshu like the Minister of War, or those who chose Huo Huangdi like the Minister of Soul Refining, the Minister of Agriculture just looks like a rag!
To top it all off, the Minister of Agriculture did not even give Wang Hao any polite greeting that should be given to an Underworld Prince. The Minister of Agriculture instead gave Wang Hao three sentences. “Three favors. You can ask me for three favors starting now, and you can even use these favors in the final trial. Once you use up these three favors, I have no more obligations to help you.”
After saying these words, the Minister of Agriculture left the seething Wang Hao as he went to his fellow Ministers, talking merrily with them.
Back to the present time.
Wang Hao felt an incoming headache as he saw that even now, the Minister of Agriculture was acting just as stubborn as before. “As the Underworld Prince, I, Wang Hao has sought you to ask for the first favor.” Wang Hao said as he looked at the grey orbs that were still letting out the grey beam of light.
The real function of the two grey orbs was to create a portal to the Underworld that will let Wang Hao summon the Minister of Agriculture. The grey orbs needed to consume powerful souls to fuel themselves. Wang Hao provided that fuel in the form of the souls of the Fifth Stage Practitioners that he just killed earlier.
With the amount of the souls that he fed to the grey orb, Wang Hao reckons that the door to the Underworld that he conjured will only last for 5 minutes.
If it was Wang Hao before his strength was sealed, then he could just use his Space-Time Gyroscope to forcefully summon the Minister of Agriculture.
But right now, Wang Hao had to involve himself in bothersome rituals just for him to get the Minister of Agriculture’s help.
Even if he knew that the time was ticking, the Minister of Agriculture just looked at Wang Hao lazily as he pointed to the dumbfounded Old Man Yan and the Beast God Envoys.
“So you want me to kill those 4? Hmmm… three Godly Divine Beasts whose power was currently suppressed, and one Immortal. Hohoho, Underworld Prince, what could have been someone like you doing in this planet, that brought you in conflict with them? Not to mention that you seem to have a material body right there….”
“Shut it Agri guy.” Wang Hao snapped back, interrupting whatever the Minister of Agriculture was trying to say. “I just need your help to kill them, and you can go back to whatever you were doing.”
Instead of giving his agreement, the Minister of Agriculture let out a light chuckle as he gave Wang Hao an amused look.
“You need my help to kill them? I did not expect that an honorable Underworld Prince like you only uses those very precious favors for things like this.
Don’t tell me that an Underworld Prince like you can’t even deal with your enemies by yourself? Remember, you can only ask for 3 favors from me, and you have already used one.
Hahahaha, make sure to not use all those favors before the final trial!” Old Man Yan and the Beast God could not help but feel wary and amused at the same time, seeing what Wang Hao was dealing with.
Old Man Yan’s eyes flashed a little, as he thought that the person Wang Hao summoned seemed to be in an antagonistic relationship with him!
Old Man Yan licked his lips in excitement as he thought that maybe he can convince the summoned person to join them to attack Wang Hao.
It is only a possibility, but Old Man Yan will still cling on that possibility! “Greetings, honorable one.” Old Man Yan cupped his hands as he interrupted the bickering between Wang Hao and the Minister of Agriculture.
“If I can sa-” “Shut your mouth, living vermin.” The Minister of Agriculture replied quickly, shutting down Old Man Yan. “Who are you to interrupt the talks between the Underworld Minister and the Underworld Prince huh? This is why I hate living beings! They have not yet experienced death, so they are always rude!”
“I-” Old Man Yan stammered, clearly taken aback by the venomous words of the Minister of Agriculture.
He had no choice but to step back as he could only shrink under the Minister of Agriculture’s glare.
(((Wait, Wang Hao is an Underworld Prince?))) The minds of Old Man Yan and the Beast Envoys suddenly experienced huge waves of shock as they realized the real identity of Wang Hao from what the Minister of Agriculture said!
Wang Hao was actually one of the possible candidates for the Yama Successor! Such kind of identity explains a lot about Wang Hao’s talent!
“He must die!” That’s what they thought, knowing that killing an Underworld Prince will be of great contribution to the Material Universe!